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  1. #1
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    Pics from the beach...

    Just thought I would post a couple of pics from the beach that we took yesterday.










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    Nicely done! What lens? Did you use the flash? The first is nice (except the flare). Fourth is a great one except for the toes that got cut off. So overall, three is my favorite, nicely done.

    btw, did you use a wireless shutter release or the self timer?
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    Used flash on all except the last one. The sun was to our back in all the shots. I used the kit lens on all the shots.
    All were taken with the wireless shutter release. -- the best Christmas present ever!


    Chris
    Last edited by jcray19; 05-02-2009 at 09:02 PM.

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    Just got me a wireless shutter release, it's so cool and works throughout the house, camera in a different room lol.

    I'm surprised there's a flare. The kit lens is surprisingly very flare resistant, but I guess it could have been worse.

    Great job though!
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    they all look good but the rope cutting the first three images is distracting. You have to watch your backgrounds.

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    I knew the rope was there...we wanted picture in the "sea oats" but they had them roped off and signs everywhere saying not to get near them. I am hoping I can PS them out of the picture. If not, I don't really care that much.

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    Not bad at all, I want to play around with some B&W images soon. I like #3 and 4 the best, and I agree maybe try and edit out the rope. Of course what you like and what you enjoy is the most important thing, Maybe try and crop off some of the top of the last 2 shots? may make the buildings in the background of # less noticeable? and take out the bright upper sky in #4, the eye is first drawn to the brightest spot in a image right? The cool thing about digital all you eed is the time, you can do half a dozen different looks on a image and see what one or ones you like! anyway keep posting.
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    We found a spot a couple of mile down the road that is not roped off. Our plans are to go down there early in the morning and take some more shots. Hopefully we will get what we want. And, maybe, we will beat the crowd out there so we don't feel so awkward.

    Chris

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    More pics from the beach. We found a new site, so I thought I would post some more pics. Oh yeah, by the way, it was pretty bright outside and the wind was blowing a lot when we took these pics. We had to fight off squinting a lot and my hair looked like I didn't brush it that morning. Overall, I thought they turned out pretty good.





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    Lightbulb The sunshine in our lives

    The camera can easily shrug off bright days ... it is the dark ones that kill ya.

    Since you are effectively posing, you simply ratchet up the shutter speed (1/500 ... 1/1000), for the most part ... and that will freeze the water very nicely, also. You can also drop the ISO to 100 or 200, to get the most saturation out of the sensor. You might play with the D-R settings (off, standard, and advanced), to see what you can get out of the subdued areas or darker shadows.

    Have some fun with this tool ... it can perform in ways you are not using, yet.

    Also, consider taking "bracketed" shutter shots ("Bracket:0.7Ev cont." selection), and getting three different exposures to work with, so you have some variety for any one shot. Cripes, the price is right for film costs, eh?
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-05-2009 at 08:17 PM.
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